Phils sign four to Minor League deals
Wise tops quartet of players with Spring Training invites
PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies have agreed to terms on Minor League contracts with four players, according to a source. The players will have invitations to Spring Training:
Outfielder DeWayne Wise, who preserved Mark Buehrle's perfect game in July with a leaping catch at the wall in the ninth inning at U.S. Cellular Field, hit .225 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 142 at-bats last season for the Chicago White Sox. He is a .216 career hitter in seven seasons in the Majors.
Infielder Wilson Valdez, who hit .256 with seven RBIs in 86 at-bats for the New York Mets. He is a career .222 in four seasons in the Majors.
Infielder Andy Tracy, who hit .417 in 12 at-bats for the Phillies.
Catcher Paul Hoover, who had three hits in four at-bats in three games for the Phillies.
Both Tracy and Hoover spent most of their seasons with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.